ATLANTIC, Ia., March 14. - Special:
The first casualty list of Atlantic boys was received in this
city today. O. O. Conley, a grocer, received word that his son,
Cecil Conley, was killed in action Saturday, March 9. The young
man was born Sept. 24, 1898, at Anita, Ia., and enlisted April
11, 1917. He would have been graduated from the Atlantic High
school this year. Conley was a member of the Methodist church and
was prominent in Sunday school work. He leaves his father,
mother, a brother and two sisters to mourn his death.
Frederick Turner, the son of R. R.
Turner, a farmer in this vicinity, was also killed in action
March 9. He was born Dec. 12, 1897, at Wiota, Ia., and enlisted
June 5, 1917. He graduated from the Atlantic High school in the
class of 1915 and before joining the army was studying to be a
veterinarian at the State college at Ames.
Joseph Fudge, who was reported as being
seriously, wounded is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Fudge of this
city. He was born in this county and was 19 years old. He
enlisted April 14, 1917, in the infantry. He was a former student
of the Atlantic High school.
Jens Kjar, a
painter here, was notified that his son, Harold, was seriously
wounded. He was born in this city Nov. 13, 1899, and was a
student of the public schools. He enlisted April 12, 1917.
All four of the men were student or
former students of the local high school and enlisted in Company
M. of the One Hundred Sixty-eight infantry.
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Transcribed and contributed to Cass
County IAGenWeb by Eileen Reed, September, 2016
~ source: The Des Moines
Register, Des Moines, Iowa, Friday, March 15, 1918, Page 2,
~ reprinted here with permission by Cheryl Siebrass
Cass County IAGenWeb